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AG pushes for LGBT workplace bill vote
New York -- State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman led a coalition of 14 other state attorneys general in urging House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 to the floor for a vote Wednesday.
The act, which was passed earlier this month, would ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people cant be fired or denied employment solely due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The group wrote in a letter that the act would end uneven protections of equal justice for LBGT Americans, whose rights currently differ from state to state.
Allowing for a vote on a bill that would make it illegal to fire someone from their job simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity should be an easy decision for Speaker Boehner, Schneiderman wrote in a statement. Not only is it supported by the vast majority of Americans and most of the business community, but it is the right thing to do.